Airbus SE is a European multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells civil and military aeronautical products worldwide. In addition to its primary civil airplane business, the company has two divisions for other products and services: Defence and Space and Helicopters. Airbus's corporate headquarters and main office are in France with production and manufacturing facilities worldwide.
The Airbus product line started with the A300, the world's first twin-aisle, twin-engine aircraft. A shorter, re-winged, re-engine variant of the A300 is known as the A310.Production of A300/A310 was ended in 2007. Building on its success, Airbus launched the A320, particularly notable for being the first commercial jet to use a fly-by-wire control system. The A320 has been, and continues to be, a great commercial success. The A318 and A319 are shorter derivatives. A stretched version is known as the A321. The longer-range widebody products are the twin-jet A330 and the four-engine A340 although A340’s production was ended in 2011. Airbus family includes also the long-range widebody A350 and the double deck wide body four engine A380 while the A380plus an improved version is under development.